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Sometimes artists make their most daring leaps using recorded media. Our expert staff collects and selects the most interesting recordings, books, movies, and videos to review here, helping you keep track of the music scene from the comfort of your home.

Feature Article
June 16, 2020

UPDATED June 17: Music for a holiday that is also a memorial.

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Recording Review
June 15, 2020

Soprano Anna Prohaska and pianist Julius Drake make devilishly great music inspired by the Adam and Eve myth.

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Recording Review
June 15, 2020

Fans and scholars will appreciate this premiere recording of a long-lost composition from the composer’s early days.

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Recording Review
June 15, 2020

Three single-movement sonatas highlight the pianist’s formidable range on a sparkling new recording.

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Recording Review
June 8, 2020

Soprano Sandrine Piau and countertenor Christopher Lowrey are sublime.

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Recording Review
June 6, 2020

Anna Clyne’s concerto, composed for soloist Inbal Segev, makes an impression.

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Feature Article
June 2, 2020

Timely music for an unquiet time.

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Feature Article
June 1, 2020

Here are six great recommendations for beating the blues with recent recordings by Bay Area jazz heroes.

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Recording Review
May 30, 2020

A digital-only release captures a masterful 2018 performance of this great American work.

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DVD Review
May 30, 2020

A powerful concert benefits from judicious editing and stirs poignant memories.

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